A WARRINGTON housing company that houses young people who are at risk of being homeless has being nationally recognised.

Your Housing Group has four foyers across the region in Warrington, Chester, Wigan, and St Helens.

Its Warrington foyer is based at Verve Place on Mersey Street in the town centre.

Each facility provides safe supported housing to young people aged between 16 and 25 who cannot live at home and are at risk of being homeless.

For the fourth year running, the housing group’s four foyers have been assessed as being both ‘operationally strong’ and ‘strategically strong’ by The Foyer Federation.

This means it has achieved the highest possible grade in both areas.

The assessment was made by a panel from FOR Youth, The Foyer Federation's nationally recognised quality development programme. 

Out of the 66 members of the federation, only nine foyers attained the strong rating in both areas, with the four YHG schemes collectively representing nearly half of this top level of accreditation - four out of the nine.

During the assessment a number of key areas were reviewed including, learning/education, work, health, social skills and personal development, before awarding the ‘agreed certification level’ of operationally strong and strategically strong. 

Martin Wright, head of supported housing at Your Housing Group, said: “This accreditation is a fantastic achievement by the teams across our foyers, and to be just four of nine foyers to achieve this level is outstanding, and to have done it for four consecutive years is incredible.

“In foyers we provide a caring home, a holistic development plan and a nurturing and respectful community for young people.

“We want young people to thrive – not just survive, and our team work hard to create the best possible environment and support to enable this.” 

Jacque Allen, CEO for Your Housing Group added: “Your Housing Group is committed to supporting the incredible work that goes on across the four foyers.

“They really make a significant difference in the lives of the young people, giving them much needed support and guidance and opening up a world of opportunity.

“This accreditation gives national recognition to the passion and dedication that Martin and his team deliver every day. Well done.”